2012 Triumph Speed Triple R | Unveiled

2012 Triumph Motorcycle

For 2012, Triumph has introduced a "premium" version of its naked Speed Triple, the Speed Triple R.

Triumph began with the latest in Ohlins suspension; the new Triple R features the innovative NIX30 43mm fork up front, with "jewel-like" TTX36 suspension out back.

To further minimize unsprung weight, the R is offered with lightweight five-spoke forged aluminium PVM wheels that drop almost four pounds from the standard-issue Speed Triple, "delivering even more precise and agile handling."

Triumph says: "Stopping the Speed Triple R are top specification four-piston radial monoblock calipers from Brembo, the leading brand in MotoGP racing, with a switchable version of Triumph’s electronic anti-lock system available as an option. Together, the brakes and wheels offer a 5 per cent increase in braking performance over the standard Speed Triple."

As for color choices, the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R is available in the choice of metallic Phantom Black and Crystal White color with a red subframe and gold forks to "create a sportier and more exotic look that confirm its status as Triumph’s premier naked sports model."

The new Triple R will be shown at the EICMA 2011 show in Milan Nov. 8. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for a preview, additional photos and MSRP once the information becomes available.